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Physician Assistant Schools In Iowa

In Iowa, there are 2 accredited schools where physician assistant classes faculty can find employment. The graphs, statistics and analysis below outline the current state and the future direction of academia in physician assistant in the state of Iowa, which encompasses physician assistant training at the following levels:


  1. University of Iowa

    101 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1316

    71 U.S. News National University Ranking
  2. Des Moines University-Osteopathic Medical Center

    3200 Grand Ave, Des Moines, Iowa 50312

    N/A U.S. News National University Ranking



Professional Trends

Iowa Vs. National Physician Assistant Employment

Iowa 720
National 81,420

Of all of the physician assistant professionals in the country, nearly 1% are in the state of Iowa.

Employment Growth for Physician assistant professionals In Iowa

550 570 680 720 720
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Physician Assistant is a growing field in Iowa. There were 170 more physician assistant professionals working in Iowa in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Iowa, this field has grown by 31% in four years. This is faster than the trend for physician assistant professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of physician assistant professionals has grown by 29% between 2006 and 2010.

Physician Assistant VS. All Professions salaries in Iowa

$71,990 $76,130 $78,160 $82,580 $84,420
$40,051 $42,531 $43,384 $44,580 $45,125
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Physician Assistant
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of physician assistant professionals is growing, the salaries paid to physician assistant professionals are increasing in Iowa. In 2006 physician assistant professionals made a mean salary of $71,990 per year, and in 2010 they made $84,420 per year.

Salary percentiles for Physician assistant professionals in Iowa

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Thus, physician assistant professionals' salaries grew by 15% in 4 years. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In Iowa state, within the field of physician assistant, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid physician assistant professionals earn 76% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Physician assistant professionals and related professions in Iowa

Dental Hygienist
Health Science
Physician Assistant

In Iowa, physician assistant professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Physician Assistant programs available for each degree type for all schools in Iowa


The number of students graduating from the 2 accredited physician assistant schools in Iowa is increasing. In Iowa, there were 61 graduates in 2006. And there were 95 graduates from physician assistant courses in 2010.

Thus there was a 56% percent increase in the number of physician assistant school degree or certificate graduates in Iowa. 50% of these graduates received a master's degree in physician assistant.

Physician Assistant Faculty Salaries in Iowa

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